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Two well-received but very different animated features make their DVD debut today (Tuesday, August 2). Fans of Rio, director Carlos Saldanha’s 3-D ode to his home country of Brazil will be able to check out this colorful, CG-animated feature, which was released last April and has made $479 million at [...]
Sony’s 3-D feature hybrid The Smurfs proved to be a much stronger contender than expected this past weekend, bringing in $36.2 million and tying with DreamWorks/Universal’s Western/sci-fi pic Cowboys & Aliens at the domestic box office. Since the race was too close to call, the final winner will have to [...]
Peyo’s beloved little blue creatures come to CG life in Sony’s Smurfalicious 3-D hybrid extravaganza. It’s been 53 years since Belgian artist Pierre “Peyo” Culliford came up with the idea of a pastoral village inhabited by The Smurfs (or Les Schtroumpfs as they are called in French) who were only three [...]
Animated People: Joe Murray Creator of Rocko’s Modern Life, Camp Lazlo We recently had the chance to catch up with Joe Murray, the brilliant creator and producer of animated shows such as Nickelodeon’s Rocko’s Modern Life and Cartoon Network’s Camp Lazlo and the author of the fantastic primer Creating Animated [...]
Disney returns to the basics with the terrific 2D movie Winnie the Pooh, which is inspired by five classic stories by A. A. Milne. In this day and age, when everyone is trying to jump on the 3-D, CG animation bandwagon, you’ve got to admire Disney for sticking to its [...]
Under the direction of Carlos Saldanha, the team at Blue Sky delivers Rio, a visually stunning valentine to the birds, the beauty and infectious music of Brazil. True artists are often encouraged to find inspiration in their own backyards and personal histories. That’s certainly the case with Brazilian-born animator and [...]
The feature Firebreather debuts Nov. 24 on Cartoon Network as the network’s first original CGI movie. The movie is based on the comic book by Phil Hester and Andy Kuhn about a half-breed boy who struggles to find a place in a world full of monsters and humans. Directed by [...]